Wild Gray Goose

Celtic tradition identifies the Holy Spirit as a Wild Goose. He is the wings of a Wild God best followed by the wildest of men. I'm gray. I'm wild. Like He, I am not always predictable, rational, or safe. I believe my full life and my still maturing years of Walking With God offer both heart and substance for younger lads to consider. Now with 4th stage prostate cancer, following the Wild Goose has a different pace and perspective worth reflecting on...and sharing.

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Location: Full Time RV, mostly near Temecula, California, United States

I'm a young fella not far from 73 who's made it to the far and frayed edges of the adventures I‘ve been hankering for since boyhood. The age thing and my pursuits are relevant since I now have advanced 4th stage cancer, moved from unsuccessful chemo treatment to oral med...and they seem to be working. Now, after selling the ranch, my beautiful life-mate of 48 years and I live and travel in an fifth wheel RV we call our "covered wagon". The new and rich development of 2012 is our purchase of ranch in the marvelous plateau above GRAND JUNCTION at the head of the Colorado National Monument where my young family with six children run a whole-family therapy ranch, DEEP RIVERS FAMILY RANCH.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Lord, Can I Have a Re-do ?!

So, I sit along side my webby podna, the Internet wrangler who's going to help me put my Generational Fathering blog.  (Wait for it.  It'll be cool and link in here.) 

We're at Stardollar or whatever that big city coffee place is.  [Note: y'all wanting campfire java, best you ask them pretty Baptists girls, or whatever they call them for a "triple shot".  I learned they import hard beans whats been cooking all night on a cattle drive.  They got plenty of hair on 'em.  The beans, I mean].  But I digress...

Denny said on my explaining a center concept of two or more generations partnering for the upbringing of a newer generation, maybe two, "Isn't this like giving old guys like me a repreive when they didn't do all that well the first time around"  Matt added, "Yeah, I get a lot of dads halfway in to family therapy wishing they could have another shot at it.  They want to hit the rewind button as if they were recording something really worthwhile for posterity;  they want a 're-do'"

Dad, need a re-do?  Me, too!  Matt gives it to me.  Let's me in on the nurturing, coaching, modeling, and I get to take each or all grandwonderkids out on treks when dad is tied up...like all working dads.  And, that's why I couldn't wait to send Taylor (now 11) my almost-monthly letter of encouragement with a wee bit of admonition thrown in, of course.


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